WATCH – Elated crowds flood Harare streets as Robert Mugabe steps down

Nov 22 , 2017

The streets of Harare erupted in wild celebration on Tuesday evening with the news that 93-year-old Robert Mugabe has resigned as head of state after 37 years in power.


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SA moves up the ranks in Africa’s overall governance ratings

Nov 22 , 2017

South Africa has led the pack in the southern African economic region in public participation and human rights but scored low in safety and the rule of law in the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

Launched in Dakar, Senegal, on Monday, the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance said Africa’s human development initiative reached high growth in the fields of welfare and health tracked over the last ten years, despite some public concerns last year.

“Worryingly, on a continent where 41% of the population is under 15 years old, progress in education has nearly… read more

Zuma no longer going to Zimbabwe

Nov 22 , 2017

President Jacob Zuma will no longer be travelling to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, in the wake of the resignation of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.

“President Jacob Zuma will no longer travel to Harare in the Republic of Zimbabwe… on Wednesday 22 November 2017,” the Presidency said in a statement.

“The SADC Organ Troika Plus SADC Chairperson Summit that met in Angola today [Tuesday], 21 November 2017, had taken a decision that the SADC Chairperson, President Zuma and the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation,… read more

New Angola President to visit SA

Nov 21 , 2017

President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday host the newly elected Angolan President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço during a two-day State visit to South Africa, says the Presidency.

President Lourenço’s State visit will conclude on Friday. He will be accompanied by several Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials, as well as a business delegation that will participate in a business forum to discuss investment and trade opportunities between South Africa and Angola.

The two countries enjoy historical and political relations dating back to the period of the… read more

President Zuma to host Senegalese President Sall

Oct 24 , 2017

President Jacob Zuma is expected to host the President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, in Cape Town next week. President Sall will be in the country for a State visit.

“South Africa and Senegal enjoy cordial bilateral political, economic and social relations underpinned by strong historical ties dating back to the years of the liberation struggle.

“The visit of President Macky Sall takes place after the successful commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Dakar Talks in June 2017, which were held in Senegal. The Dakar Talks are widely considered to have paved… read more

African Airbnb hosts made R1.8 billion this year

Oct 20 , 2017

In the last year, home owners in Africa who listed parts of their house or the whole dwelling on the app-based hospitality booking service Airbnb have made nearly $140 million (R1.8 billion) in profit.

A report on the global economic impact of Airbnb was released by the global tech company this week. It shows Africa now has over 100 000 listings across… read more

Get your slice of the $45bn World Bank pie

Oct 03 , 2017

The World Bank has urged South African companies to stake a claim to the $45 billion that the group has set aside for projects on the African continent.

Speaking at a seminar on doing business with the World Bank on Friday, Executive Director of the World Bank Group representing Angola, Nigeria and South Africa, Bongi Kunene, urged local companies to make use of opportunities presented by the group.

“This seminar provides a perfect opportunity for us to share with the private sector opportunities that are available in the World Bank Group. We have raised $72 billion for… read more

Zulu museum named as Africa’s best building

Oct 02 , 2017

A museum built in Durban to celebrate Zulu heritage has won the first Africa Architecture Awards.

uMkhumbane Cultural and Heritage Museum in Cato Manor‚ built for R75-million in 2016 and designed by Choromanski Architects of Durban‚ was unveiled as the $10‚000 (R135‚000) winner on Thursday night at the new Zeitz… read more

Africa must unite to make Paris Agreement work

Sep 20 , 2017

President Jacob Zuma has urged the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change to work closely together to make the Paris Agreement a success.

“Climate change is a global challenge that requires no one to be left behind. The whole world affirmed this in Paris and Marrakech when the Paris Agreement entered into force on the… read more

Africa a continent of great opportunity

Sep 04 , 2017

Africa is the current frontier for growth and prosperity and the opportunities from an investment perspective are limitless, says President Jacob Zuma.

The President was addressing the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Business Council Special Session for South Africa held on the margins of the 9th BRICS Summit, Xiamen, China, on Sunday.

President Zuma reiterated that Africa remains a continent of great opportunity with lots of potential.

“Despite the recent challenges, Africa’s household consumption and business spending are both growing strongly,… read more